Nightlife is not all parties, it is the live music shows, gigs at cafes or a kickass concert. You get to witness the best of the music events in Detroit; from live music to the tours of artists, there is a lot that the city has in store for you. For a different choice of music, there are distinct events in Detroit. For classical music lovers, they have classical music shows and concerts, while for the groovers they have concerts in Detroit to dance your heart out.
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Famously known as the birthplace of the music genres ‘The Motown Sound’ and ‘Techno’, Detroit’s music and nightlife blazes with wild metal bars and underground indie lairs. Detroit’s music history has played a prominent role in the creative arts field, including original urban murals and record labels. With a diverse and international range of artists and bands playing live music in Detroit's new and old venues, the city is the ‘Go-to’ destination for blues and jazz fans.
Among all the iconic music venues in Detroit, the historic Detroit Music Hall features nine decades of artists, events, and artifacts. This place gives you an unparalleled Detroit Music experience. It is popularly known as the people’s theatre, supporting performing arts specializing in dance, theatre, and music (especially jazz). To get the best acoustic vibes, you must visit the Fox Theatre for a concert. Look for upcoming gigs, and make sure to check out the place. It is one of the oldest and one-of-a-kind theatres in the country. There are many events of popular artists happening in the coming months. Those who are interested in symphony orchestra must try catching a concert at Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The tickets are cheap and the quality is world-class!
The annually held Movement Electronic Music Festival is Detroit’s most popular music festival. It is being held every weekend of May since 2006 on the Memorial Day. This can be one of your top Detroit music weekends! Apart from this, other Detroit music festivals include Mo Pop Festival and Detroit Jazz Festival. Rich with jazz and blues lovers, it is very possible to compile a best list of Detroit live music. To top this list are The Fillmore Detroit, Cliff Bell’s Magic Stick Detriot, Little Caesars Arena, El Club Detroit and Cafe d’Mongo’s, among others. You could add these places to visit to your Detroit music weekends. The Detroit Institute of Arts is one of Detroit's jewel when it comes to live music and special music exhibitions. They are open every Friday night with happening Detroit live music, workshops, gallery displays, guided tours and much more. You should also check out places near you such as The Old Miami, The Shelter, Detroit Music Hall, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, and PJ’s Lager House for the best local and popular Detroit house music gigs and concerts.
Detroit Music Hall provides free tickets to the public. They have an assortment of events starting from Latin Jazz to Jam Sessions. According to Pollstar, DTE Energy Music Theater, was ranked as the most attended summer venue in the U.S. for the fifteen years. The Suburban parts of the city is the homeland for live Detroit music venues. With the craft beer scene running wild all over Detroit, music is their next avenue.
Detroit is home to musicians such as Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes, Madonna, MC5, Aaliyah, and many others. Many of the Platinum-selling artists are from Greater Detroit. The Detroit music scene broadly represents genres such as genres Classical, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Rock and roll, Pop, Punk, Soul, Electronica, and Hip-hop.
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